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"Common Sense" Youth Organization PU

description of organisation

“Common Sense” youth organization is one of the active organizations in Sumgait city. "COMMON SENSE" Youth Organization, was founded by a group of young people as a non-political, nonprofit, non-governmental in the city of Sumgait in 2006. The main aim of our organization is to increase the activity of youth in building of civil society, and to promote healthy lifestyle and protection environment among youth, to develop civic responsibility in improvement of the quality of education. During our activity we have worked with many international organizations and governmental bodies. The main priorities of the organization is international exchange of youth and European integration. So, we are actively taking part in the Youth in Action program of the European Commission since 2009 and has got 3 years EVS accreditation certificate since 2012. In the framework of this program, we have implemented joint projects with Eastern Partnership and EU countries. Our goals are as the following:• To encourage the active participation of the youth in building civil society. • To strengthen capacity of self-help and to raise the intellectual potentiality of the youth; • Conduct enlightenment works among the citizens in social, legal and medical spheres; • To develop education in social direction; • Research the problems of the youth and to mobilize them in resolving these problems. • Increase the activity of the youth in raising the quality of education. The Regular Activities – YOUTH NETWORK (online)This ELECTRONIC NETWORK is a hub for the youth regardless their religion, language, political affiliation and social background. This network provides the youth with a great opportunity to carry out interesting discussions.Debate Program in the Sumgait city every year since 2006In cooperation with the “Debate in Civil Society” Public Union, “Common Sense” youth organization organizes Debate Tournaments on Karl Popper format among both the students and schoolchildren every year.We have one tournament among both schoolchildren and students each semester every year.On-going “No Smoking” and “Stop the Chain of AIDS” projects- enlightenment works in frame of this campaign among the local youth.Promotion of “Youth in Action” program of EU in our city Sumgait as well as in the capital, Baku. Provision of our members’ participation in projects in frame of YiA. In general, building partnerships between international organisations and CSYO;Providing trainings and seminars on various topics, such as: Time-management, Project-Management, Leadership, Rhetorical skills etc;Being “Common Sense” youth organization, our target group is mainly the youth of our city-Sumgait. The average ages of local youth we work with are 18-30. In frame of annual Debate Tournaments we usually work with several schools of our city, teach the schoolchildren formal Debate and train them to take part in tournaments and improve themselves. As well, we are working with students in our Debate tournaments, some projects related to youth participation and policy, in promoting Youth in Action program of EU.